Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe, Cheshire CW2 8AD

01270 661526


Vine Tree Primary School

Learn, Included, Respect, Enjoy, Treated Fairly

School Admissions


Admission Arrangements

Any pupils or parents wishing to join the Vine Tree Primary school family are welcome to meet with us and look around our school.  To do so contact the school directly: Telephone: 01270 661526 Email: admin@vinetree.cheshire.sch.uk


Reception Class Admissions

For children wishing to join Vine Tree primary in the reception year (the September following their 4th birthday) applications must be made via Cheshire East before the published closing date. 

For September 2017 reception class admissions is open.  If you have any queries about your child's reception place please contact Cheshire East admissions via email (admissions@cheshireeast.gov.uk) or by calling 0300 123 5012. https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/schools/admissions.aspx


 ‘In-year’ Admissions

For children wishing to join Vine Tree primary mid school year (after 1st September, not including Reception class places), you must download and complete an ‘in year’ application form via Cheshire East council, who will forward your application form directly to us for consideration.

Application forms can be found https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/schools/admissions.aspx

In year applications are considered on an individual application basis.  Any pupil of any age group is eligible to apply and consideration will be given based upon:

  • The PAN (Pupil admission number)
  • Siblings and family arrangements
  • Looked After children
  • Pupil SEN
  • EHCP's (Education and Health Care Plan)
  • Staffing arrangements and availability of necessary resources
  • Catchment area

Should we receive more applications than places we have available, the place will be offered to the application that we receive first. All applications are sent to us from Cheshire East admissions.  We will not accept applications directly from the applicant or family.


September 2017 Admissions

The online system for applications for the September 2017 to Reception and Year 7 is open.

Go to  http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/schools/admissions.aspx


Key Dates


School typeApplication opening dateApplication closing dateOffers available onlineDeadline for accepting or declining places
Starting Reception 1 September 15 January 18 April 3 May
Transfer to Secondary Year 7 or Studio School  Year 10 1 September 31 October 1 March 15 March